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#45502 3-Nov-2009 00:54
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on the old CDMA network we can get 1 bar of reception at our bach at Glinks Gully on Northlands westcoast, thats if we hold the phone up while standing at a specific point, its enough to send and receieve txts only, vodafone reception is completely non exisitant.  We ended up getting a large measuring cup and taping it to a stick stuck in the ground, popped all the cells phones in and they worked a treat!  However can not get any reception on XT, only the old CDMA.  XT and Vodafone require a drive to the top of the road!  Any reason for this?  Its definately put me off upgrading my old nokia 6220 shown here:

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  #269494 3-Nov-2009 07:11
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Each different network will have different penetration and blind spots due to the technology being used. They can't please everyone.

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  #269500 3-Nov-2009 07:49
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XT uses different panels over CDMA and coverage foot print was never advised as been the same between the 2 networks as this would be almost impossible. Have you tried a 900mhz WCDMA devices?


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#269534 3-Nov-2009 10:02
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johnr: Have you tried a 900mhz WCDMA devices?

Don't bother trying

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